We finished reading and discussing A Happy Birthday? We discussed why the Torah compares embarrassing someone to murder. We gave the girl on our computer screen red cheeks.
Students practiced spelling story words appreciate, happiness and gorgeous.
We began a new Jewish story called Responsibility. Students made good guesses about why an 8 year old boy was the one in charge of his siblings. Chavie thought it might be to teach him responsibility – but Naama and Michal pointed out that he is already responsible. Dena said maybe because he is the oldest in his family. We discussed how often more is expected of a child who is the oldest.
We delved into the vocabulary of the term deaf-mute. Students guessed that the reason these two conditions often go together is that a person learns to speak by hearing others speak.
In the next class we will learn how the mitzvah of honoring parents applies to the narrator of this story.
We practiced writing the tes, yud, kaf, chaf, chaf sofit and lamed.
Chaf sofit appears only at the end of a word.
The dot in the middle of some letters is called a dagesh.
Yud is for Yair!
Tes is for Tes Teves – Moshe’s birthday!
Shuvi invented a game of Connecting the Dots with the aleph beis!
Students worked together to connect the dots.
When we, from different parts of the world, all work and learn together, we are collaborating.
It’s great to collaborate to learn Torah!